Let's hope they're not curved ....
Huawei continues its push into the UK market this week with the Ascend G300, an affordable smartphone with admirable specs given its entry-level status. Ahead of its Blighty launch this Friday, I was given a sneak preview of the device. First impressions are that the G300 is a lightweight, bog-standard blower yet sports an …
Looks like this year's Orange San Francisco / ZTE Blade (for which BTW there are usable Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs) swapping the excellent screen (original OSF was 480x800 OLED) for a better processor (OSF 600MHz)
If this is nice and easy to unlock and root it should be as popular with the hacking / modding crowd.
It is actually the same processor (Arm-7), just clocked up to 1GHz - so still no official Flash support. Also, I don't like the look of that back cover. My SanFran has proved itself to be pretty waterproof (mine gets used in Mountain Rescue as a navigation device and tracker beacon). With bloody great holes cut out of the the case for the camera lens and flash any tiny bit of moisture is going to kill this. Which is a shame as, low-res-screen not withstanding, it was looking pretty good.
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Actually, I'm more tempted by the relative lack of a brand:
Huawei states that an Android 4.0 ICS patch is inbound this summer and as the UI customisation is minimal, apparently it can be implemented quicker and easier than some rivals.
I wish more Android manufacturers would stop messing with a good thing (and usually making it a crappy thing) with their attempts to "own" the UI.
Same old Arm-7 as on San Fran?!
Pah! Rubbish. I loved my san fran in its day but it was slow and even at 1GHz this is an old slow chip. Such a shame as this would have been *perfect* spec for me otherwise. Love the 4" screen and everything else (& price!). Looks like I'll stick with my Acer Liquid Metal S120 for a little longer. Only £140 but has newer gen CPU. Just too little memory & ram. If anyone knows a cheap mid-range similar to the Ascend G300 but better CPU, please post!
iPlayer does work and you can install flash 11 for google play.
the amp for the rear speaker is a joke. its way to low even at max.
The screen when rotating sticks around 45% for a while then carrys on.
the phones feels nice but the back cover is a pain to remove had mine a few hours at this point in time and already marked the bit you pop it off at.
Order one of these on the website and you receive a confirmation email and text and then nothing. Call customer services to be told it's been cancelled and you should have been notified. Happening to several people - looks as if it might be everyone who has ordered these things:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/huawei-ascend-g300-exclusively-friday-vodafone-for-100-1191391?page=10#post14256128 and onwards
Take a look here http://android.modaco.com/topic/353401-huawei-loudspeaker-issue-definitely-software-related/ if no link showing goto google and search for modaco g300 and look for loud speaker issues
if yours is doing the same phone there Uk london based centre on zero two zero seven two six six seven seven zero zero. they take details and then pass it on to someone.
With enogh people they might do something.
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